Reviewer:sun and roses
August 17, 2019 Subject:
A classic and still useful
This book, first read in the 1970s, changed my life. I never say that about anything, but in this case it is true. I implemented its dietary suggestions, including supplements, and my energy levels returned. Sure, our nutritional knowledge today has progressed but in many ways this is a good place to start. In particular, Adele Davis's reliance on brewer's yeast (aka nutritional yeast) was a winner, and I still take it today. One of the oldest supplements in Japan, where I now live, is brewer's yeast and it comes in a very palatable form here. Had I not read this book, I would never have known to look for it. The condescending tone of the other reviewer is quite wide of the mark, and basically useless.
March 28, 2010 Subject:
Adele Davis was the pioneer of scientific nutrition
Let's Eat Right To Keep Fit was written in a time when people believed there were going to be scientific answers to health/nutrition.
It is now 2010, and our national health is not better than 1970, it is far worse. How people feel when they eat better is not scientific, and so for better or worse Adele Davis did not have much of an impact on society.
The book is written in a perfect style, has thousands of great suggestions, and for the vast majority of people it does not work. This is not because of anything Adele Davis left out, it is just that her recommendations are not based on what we now know in 2010 to be the environmental solutions that are behind nutritions.
So have a read, enjoy the book, but you will need an expert to implement its recommendations.